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Rosberg narrows championship gap with Italian Grand Prix victory // Hamilton gets a bad start in Monza race

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Rosberg narrows championship gap with Italian Grand Prix victory
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Nico Rosberg converted his front row grid slot into a comfortable race win in Monza, as Lewis Hamilton was forced to recover from a very poor start. The Brit dropped from pole position down to sixth place off the line, but was able to use the superior speed of the Mercedes to claw his way back up to second. The result means Nico Rosberg is now within two points of Hamilton in the fight for the championship, so it’s closer than ever at the top whilst still being very much a two horse race.

Elsewhere, it wasn’t a classic event in Italy, the Ferraris finished next in line, with Vettel scooping the podium place. Daniel Ricciardo pulled off a storming overtake on Valtteri Bottas to finish fifth, whilst the good Williams performance helped them move back above Force India in the team standings.

Felipe Nasr and Jolyon Palmer collided and both retired from the race, blaming each other for the incident. Pascal Wehrlein and Daniil Kvyat were the other two retirements, suffering mechanical issues to halt their running.